This autumn, EKFB and its supply chain partner, Sunbelt Rentals, were delighted to have supported the launch of a new ‘mini museum’ located within Brackley’s Community Library in Northamptonshire.
Having donated thousands of pounds to help the initiative take off, the money was used to purchase two purpose-built glass cabinets to house a whole array of interesting artefacts unearthed in the Northamptonshire area. Items include roman coins and jewellery dating back to Roman times.
Working closely with local resident and committee member, Richard Butler, the eye-catching display was unveiled to representatives of the library and 12 local school children. As part of the launch event in September, guests were treated to a special lunch locally sourced and provided by Brackley Country Market. Guests also had the opportunity to visit EKFB’s Mobile Visitor Centre, speaking to EKFB’s Engagement Team about works happening in the local area and receiving a goodie bag before they left.
Social Value and Legacy Manager, Issy Greenfield said, "It was great to come together to celebrate the launch of the Brackley Museum which recognises Brackley’s history and educates the next generation of pupils in the area."
Since the museum’s launch in September, hundreds of people have already visited the library to learn more about the artefacts on display.
Richard Butler is delighted with local interest, “Thanks to the generosity of EKFB and Sunbelt Rentals we have been able to bring this long overdue and eagerly awaited amenity to Brackley. Committee members, Trish Savill, Jenny Clarke and Steph Campbell, are also to thank for their commitment. Since its launch, the footfall has been above our expectations and feedback from visitors, including some from our twin town of Montabaur is all positive. The next display due February 2024 is eagerly awaited.”
Swati Patel, Skills, Education and Employment lead at Sunbelt Rentals UK said, “We are really pleased to have supported the Brackley Community Museum, helping celebrate the artefacts and their contribution to local culture. They are part of the rich heritage of Northamptonshire, which will now be preserved for the community to enjoy.